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Rosario Ferre
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    (September 28, 1938- )
    Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    One of the four co-founders of the journal 'Zona carga y descarga'
    First Lady of Puerto Rico (1970-1973)
    Wrote the short story collections 'Papeles de Pandora' (1976), 'La muñeca menor' (1980), and 'Los cuentos de Juan Bobo' (1981)
    Wrote the poetry collections 'Fábulas de la garza desangrada' (1982), 'Las dos Venecias' (1982), 'Language Duel' (2003), and 'Fisuras' (2006)
    Wrote the books 'Maldito amor' (1988), 'La batalla de las virgines' (1993), 'The House on the Lagoon' (1995), 'Eccentric Neighborhoods' (1998), and 'Flight of the Swan' (2001)
    Wrote her father's biography, titled 'Memorias de Ponce; Biografía de Don Luis A. Ferré' (1992)
    Received Liberatur Prix from Frankfurt Book Fair (1992) and Guggenheim Fellowship (2004)
    She was born into privilege.
    She is twice divorced.
    She initially advocated for Puerto Rican independence, only to switch to a pro-statehood stance.
    Critics viewed 'Las batallas de las virgines' too risqué to their tastes.
    Her decision to write 'The House on the Lagoon' in English sparked outrage among Puerto Ricans who felt that she was betraying her cultural heritage.
    Her aunt Isolina Ferré was renowned for her humanitarian work.
    Her mother died a year after her father was sworn in as governor.
    She addresses the issues women face in Puerto Rican society in her works.
    She challenges Puerto Rico's patriarchal social structure through her works.

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